Today’s Fashion Headlines: August 2, 2011

August 2, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Andy Roddick


So we have decided to give this a try. We are combing through WWD for all of today’s headlines and are prepared to give you the lo-down. Our version. You ready?

Andy Roddick Launches His New Lacoste Line in the Hamptons

Well what lady who summers in the Hamptons wouldn’t want to attend this? Last Friday, Andy Roddick hosted a tennis clinic at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf club where he also debuted his signature collection of performance apparel to a  group of fashion editors and club members.  The 12th ranked player in the world served up his tennis tips. The Andy Roddick collection debuted in stores last month. No word if his model wife was there. Maybe she was gearing up for Super Saturday the next day.

In the Hopper

Did you know the late actor Dennis Hopper was also a photographer? Well his work will soon be hitting the streets in a clothing and shoe collab with Vans. Hopper’s The 10-piece collection ($38 graphic T-shirts, $42 driver caps, $75 chukka boots and $198 military-style jackets) features his photographs and will be sold exclusively at Urban Outfitters within the next few weeks.  Apparently the project began 18 months ago, when Vans approached Hopper to curate artist T-shirts for the company as the actor used to wear Vans back in the day (of which there are photos).  After his death in May 2010, his daughter, Marin, and the Hopper Foundation took over most of the design duties. Now we might have a reason to step foot inside Urban Outfitters again…even if we are over the age of 18.

The G in S-Star Stands for Gallo (not the wine)

Grimy and dirty looking actor and director Vincent Gallo, has been tapped by G-Star for its fall men’s campaign. Gallo will join British actress Gemma Arterton, who is returning in the fall ads following her appearance in the spring campaign. I didn’t realize the “Buffalo ‘66” director and star had a minor role in “Goodfellas.”  I digress.  “Vincent is unorthodox, authentic, imperfect and raw — all characteristics matching G-Star’s DNA, ” said Shubhankar Ray, global brand director of G-Star. Expect to see Gallo on billboards by mid-September.

The Red Sole Debacle Rages On

The war between Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent continues to play out in court. A judge will have to decide whether to grant a preliminary injunction barring the sale of red-soled shoes from YSL’s 2011 cruise collection. Originally filed last April, Louboutin alleges that red pumps from YSL’s collection of monochromatic shoes violates the red-sole trademark Louboutin obtained in 2008. What is being contested by YSL now is whether Louboutin’s trademark registration should have been granted in the first place. They are arguing that Louboutin has not been clear on what shades of red, by indication of Pantone number, YSL is permitted to use. YSL claims Louboutin shouldn’t be able to “monopolize” a color for an item of apparel. Frankly, we are inclined to agree. You know, who owns red? Personally I would like to won green, but whatever.

Source & Photo: WWD

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